Gastrotheca ossilaginis
family: Hemiphractidae
Species Description: Duellman WE, Venegas P 2005 Marsupial frogs (Anura: Hylidae: Gastrotheca) from the Andes of northern Peru with descriptions of two new species. Herpetologica 61:295-307
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from two nearby localities, Lago Quindecocha and Ullilen, in the vicinity of Lago de Los Cóndores in the northern part of the Cordillera Central, in Huallaga Province, San Martín Department, northern Peru, between 3,000–3,100 m asl (Duellman and Venegas 2005). It is unknown whether this species is likely to be restricted to this area or occurs more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known to inhabit Yungas forest. Individuals have been found at night in forest on low bushes and in a spiny terrestrial bromeliad, and one individual was found under a rock in a pasture, suggesting at least a degree of tolerance to habitat degradation. The eggs undergo direct development into froglets in the brood pouches (Duellman and Venegas 2005).


There is little information on the population size and trends of this species. It is so far known only from the four specimens of the type series, collected in 2003 (Duellman and Venegas 2003).

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in Los Chilchos Private Conservation Area, designated in 2012.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology, and threats.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, population status, ecological requirements, and threats.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Gastrotheca ossilaginis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T61823A89215313. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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